- The Washington Times - Tuesday, November 1, 2016

ANALYSIS/OPINION:

Arkansas Sen. Tom Cotton didn’t mince his words on Hugh Hewitt’s radio show Tuesday morning.

After news of the FBI reopening Hillary Clinton’s email case erupted, followed by an explosive report in the Wall Street Journal detailing their ongoing investigation into the Clinton Foundation — and how some within the Department of Justice wanted to scuttle it — Mr. Cotton came out hitting.

The Clinton Foundation “increasingly looks like one of the largest money-laundering and influence peddling operations in the world,” Mr. Cotton said. The GOP senator serves on the Intelligence Committee.

On Monday, the Wall Street Journal explained how the FBI is in a feud regarding the Democratic presidential nominee’s email probe and their investigation into the Clinton Foundation.

“New details show that senior law-enforcement officials repeatedly voiced skepticism of the strength of the evidence in a bureau investigation of the Clinton Foundation, sought to condense what was at times a sprawling cross-country effort, and, according to some people familiar with the matter, told agents to limit their pursuit of the case,” the Wall Street Journal reported. “The probe of the foundation began more than a year ago to determine whether financial crimes or influence peddling occurred related to the charity.”

Last week, WikiLeaks released a memo wrote by Bill Clinton’s top aide Doug Band detailing “Clinton Inc.” and how he used corporate donors to the Clinton Foundation to pad the pockets of Mr. Clinton to the tune of paid speeches and vacation travel.

The 2011 memo “lays out the aggressive strategy behind lining up the consulting contracts and paid speaking engagements for Bill Clinton that added tens of millions of dollars to the family’s fortune, including during the years that Hillary Clinton led the State Department. It describes how Band helped run what he called ‘Bill Clinton Inc.,’ obtaining ‘in-kind services for the President and his family — for personal travel, hospitality, vacation and the like,’ ” The Washington Post reported last week.

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